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South Goa district hospital inauguration likely by November

Porvorim: After missing several deadlines, the new South Goa District hospital may begin operations from this October-November in a phased manner.Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that it may not be possible to shift all the Hospicio hospital facilities to the new premises in one go. “The Hospicio hospital is the …

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Goa tourism policy by October

Panaji: Tourism Minister, Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar on Tuesday informed the state assembly that the government will declare the tourism policy of the state in the next three months. Replying on demands on tourism, Ajgaonkar said that the work of drafting the tourism policy is under the process and the government …

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Govt slammed for failing to rehabilitate Selaulim evacuees

Sanguem: Curdi Wadem panchayat member Kushta Gaonkar has criticised the government for failing to rehabilitate the people evacuated for building Selaulim dam even after 20 years. Addressing a press conference, Gaonkar claimed that even after 20 years of their rehabilitation, a large number of families still have not been provided …

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‘Fixing’ between government, opposition and mining companies?

Panjim: With hopes of restarting mining in Goa continuously dashed, the State government is set to take the ‘ordinance’ route for resumption of the industry at the earliest.Sources told Herald that two senior MLAs, one from the North and one from the South have sent private members resolutions to the …

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Francis D’Souza admitted in Mumbai hospital

Panaji: Urban Development Minister and Mapusa MLA Francis D’Souza has been admitted in a Mumbai-based private hospital to undergo some medical tests for an unknown ailment. The ailing senior BJP legislator has not attended the ongoing monsoon session of the state assembly so far and now has informed the Speaker’s …

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Dhavalikar, Almeida attend Assembly session

Panaji: The Minister for Public Works Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar, who was taken ill and underwent a surgery at a Mumbai-based hospital, earlier this month, as well as the Vasco MLA, Carlos Almeida, who suffered a paralytic stroke earlier this year, arrived at the state legislative assembly, late Monday evening. Dhavalikar …

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Maulingtad locals fear flooding due to breach of mining pits

Bicholim: The residents of Maulingtad in Sanquelim fear that accumulated water would breach the mining pits and flood their homes. They also claimed that water from these pits is seeping into their houses during heavy rainfall. There are 30 houses at the foot of the hill where mining was carried …

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Narcotics grown in Goa, but no action taken: Congress MLA

Porvorim: Curtorim Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco told the State Legislative Assembly on Monday that narcotics are being produced within the state, while no action is taken against them by the police. Lourenco was talking on the floor of the House during ongoing monsoon session on demands for grants of …

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Surla passes resolution to revoke licence to liquor bars

Valpoi: Surla villagers on Sunday passed a resolution to revoke all eight NOCs granted to liquor bars operating in the village. Around 300 locals were present for gram sabha held in the temple. There were arguments between the villagers and the bar owners including an altercation between a village group …

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Haphazard parking leads to traffic chaos in Bicholim

Bicholim: Haphazard parking and encroachment on footpaths by shopkeepers has led to a traffic chaos in Bicholim. The traffic jam occurs from the road stretch starting from Bicholim KTC bus stand, Government primary school near market road, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj maidan, old bus stand to traffic circle near Shri Shantadurga …

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